Program by day

10:00 – 18:00 Registration
Hall Biljana (Hall 1)

18:00 – 19:30 Opening ceremony

Welcome address
President of Organizing Committee
President of Scientific Committee
Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, UKIM Skopje

Opening lecture: Drug discovery and bioexploration of nature: toxins, friend or foe?
Prof. Jan Tytgat, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Hall Biljana (Hall 1)

9:00 – 12:00 Plenary session
Family pharmacist: a Belgian view on the future role of the pharmacist
Hendrik De Rocker, Pharmacist – Secretary General (Dutch), APB, Brussels, Belgium
Searching for bioactive compounds against SARS-CoV-2 from traditional Chinese medicines
Prof. Yang Ye, Deputy Director of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai, PR China
Mini-tablets for drug delivery in individual therapy
Prof. Janina Lulek, Chair and Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Bacteriophage therapy for infectious diseases
Prof. Hari Polenakovik, MD FACP FIDSA, Professor of Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine – Wright State University; Co-Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program, Wright State University and Dayton Children’s; Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, Dayton VAMC, USA
Targeting cell fitness competition to induce beta-cell regeneration in diabetes – on the route from scientific to drug discovery
Prof. Slavica Tudzarova, Associate Professor, Endocrinology/Medicine and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Los Angeles

12:30 – 14:00 ALKALOID AD, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)
14:30 – 15:00 SALVEO dooel, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)

15:30 – 18:30 Session: Pharmacoeconomy/Drug information
Health economics of Covid-19 interventions – Prof. Maarten Postma
The National Medicines Policy 2018-22 in Poland. From creation to implementation – Prof. Marcin Czech

Hall Car Samoil (Hall 2)

15:30 – 16:30 Carrier opportunities
Alkaloid’s young talents program – Tane Murgoski

17:00 – 18:30 Students oral presentations

Hall 4 (Hotel Bellevue)

12:30 – 14:30 Poster sessions/Exhibition

Hall Biljana (Hall 1)

9:00 – 12:00 Session: Pharmaceutical Chemistry/ Biomolecular Sciences and Clinical Pharmacy
Pharmacological applications of modulators of oxidative stress – Prof. Luciano Saso
Acylcarnitines in health and disease: biomarkers and drug targets – Prof. Maija Dambrova
Clinical Pharmacist – Psychopharmaca: from Pharmacokinetics to Clinical Outcomes – Prof. Ales Mrhar
COVID-19 vaccination in rituximab-treated patients with rheumatic disorders – Evgenija Mihajloska, MPharm
Concomitant influence of CYP2D6 phenotype and ABCB1 overall haplotype/genotype on pharmacokinetics of risperidone and 9-hydroxyrisperidone in healthy volunteers – Aleksandar Dimkovski, MPharm

12:30 – 13:30 PLIVA-TEVA dooel, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)
14:00 – 15:00 KRKA-FARMA dooel, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)
15:30 – 16:30 Novo Nordisk Farma dooel, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)
17:00 – 17:30 Galenika dooel, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)

Hall Car Samoil (Hall 2)

9:00 – 12:00 Session: Pharmaceutical Technology and  Biotechnology/ Biopharmacy/Cosmetology
Nanotechnology in medicine – our experiences – Prof. Katerina Goracinova
Accurate and controlled coating of particles and tablets – Prof. Rok Dreu
Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODTs): An innovative approach to tablet formulations – Prof. Tansel Comoglu
Lipid nano-carriers with herbal extracts for targeted brain delivery and treatment of CNS disorders – Dushko Shalabalija, MPharm
Insight into the efficacy of lipid nano-systems – uptake and internalization pathways in different brain culture cell lines – Ljubica Mihailova, MPharm

Hall Ohrid (Hall 3)

9:00 – 12:00 Session: Social Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Law
The travails of health policy making: from planning to implementation – Husein Reka, Asia Global Institute Fellow
The role of the pharmacist in patient-centered medicine practices: current perspectives – Jelena Micik, MPharm

Hall 4 (Hotel Bellevue)

12:30 – 14:30 Poster sessions/Exhibition

Hall Biljana (Hall 1)

9:00 – 12:00 Session: Community Pharmacy/Hospital Pharmacy
Polish community pharmacies – new solutions and changes step by step – Dr. Mikołaj Konstanty, PGEU (Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union)
Hospital Pharmacists’ Preparedness in Times of Crisis – Dr. Nenad Miljkovic, Director of Finances, EAHP

Fighting clinical inertia in the post-COVID patient care – Ass. Prof. Arijana Mestrovic
Regulatory aspects of introducing new health services in the community pharmacies in RN Macedonia – Jasminka Patcheva, MPharm
The role of hospital pharmacists during Covid-19 pandemic in the Republic of North Macedonia – Prof. Zorica Naumovska, Biljana Lazarova
Pharmaceutical care problems encountered in community pharmacies – Zlate Soforski
Pharmaceutical care in COPD patients: experience and expectations – Biljana Bozhinovska
The role and activities of pharmacists in RN Macedonia during COVID-19 pandemic – Prof. Aleksandra Kapedanovska Nestorovska, Prof. Maja Simonoska Crcarevska

12:30 – 13:30 EUROFARM dooel, Bitola, Professional Symposium (sponsored)
14:00 – 15:00 REPLEK AD, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)
15:30 – 16:30 SEPTIMA dooel, Skopje, Professional Symposium (sponsored)

Hall Car Samoil (Hall 2)

9:00 – 12:00 Session: Pharmaceutical Analysis/Quality assurance/Regulatory affairs
Cannabis for Medicinal purposes – Quality control criteria and methods – Luis Meirinhos-Soares
Contribution of Raman chemical imaging for the analysis of falsified and substandard medical products – Hervé Rebiere
The GEONs API-fingerprint program: tackling falsifications of APIs – Eric Deconinck
Static and dynamic quantum mechanical methods for exact interpretation of infrared multiple photon dissociation spectra: current state and development perspectives – Blagoj Achevski, MPharm.
Possibilities and challenges of “green” chromatographic solutions – Prof. Natalija Nakov
Determination of nitrosamines in different pharmaceutical forms – John Upton – Agilent Technologies

Hall Ohrid (Hall 3)

9:00 – 12:00 Session: Clinical Biochemistry/Toxicology/Food and Nutrition
The Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine are important dignostic branches – Prof. Snezana Jovicic
Better understanding of dietary fats – a path to better health – Prof. Sladjana Sobajic
Dietary treatment of the metabolic syndrome – Prof. Tanja Petreska Ivanovska
Toxicity assessment and possible interaction risk of weight loss supplements and some drugs in culture of HepG2 cell line – Zoran Zivic, MPharm
The importance of AKR1D1 enzyme in drug metabolism – Kristina Shutevska, MPharm

Hall 4 (Hotel Bellevue)

12:30 – 14:30 Poster sessions/Exhibition

18:00 – 19:00 Closing rewards and Аward ceremony for Best Oral Presentation and Best Student Oral/Poster Presentation